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Caught in the Web: Reaction to the Lakers' 2010-2011 schedule

August 11, 2010 |  8:00 am

--The Times' Broderick Turner highlights the main parts of the Lakers' 2010-2011 schedule.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding provides his preseason predictions.

--Fox Sports West's Michael Eaves contends that the criticism regarding Shaquille O'Neal from Laker fans is unwarranted and that his number should be retired. Meanwhile, Lisa Leslie tells 710 ESPN's Steve Mason and John Ireland that the Lakers shouldn't retire O'Neal's number.

--NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper notes how Miami's schedule will prove more difficult than it will be for the Lakers.

--Craig Sager and Chris Webber debate in the video below on whether anyone can unseat the Lakers next season.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky shares his take on the schedule.

--Fox Sports' Charley Rosen compares the skillsets of Andrew Bynum and Andrew Bogut. Rosen also lists Lakers guard Derek Fisher on the NBA's all-underrated team.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell highlights the main games from the Lakers' upcoming schedule.

--ESPN.com's Royce Webb breaks down the Western Conference.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano reviews D.J. Mbenga's performance from last season.

Tweet of the Day:"Don't think for one min that I haven't been taking mental notes of everyone taking shots at me this summer. And I mean everyone!" -- KingJames (Miami Heat forward LeBron James)

Reader Comment of the Day:"My reaction is schedule, schmedule. All I care about is that they forever abandon the "turn it on" mentality and play all out from the git go. With a stronger bench, this should be a no-brainer, with less minutes for the starters to keep 'em fresh for the real season. Speaking of which, THAT's the schedule I can get excited for" -- justanothermambafan

-- Mark Medina

Follow the L.A. Times Lakers blog on Twitter: twitter.com/latmedina. E-mail the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com


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